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October 11, 2016 AT 6:00 am

Dr. Pardis Sabeti #ALD16 @findingada

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Dr. Pardis Sabeti is the computational geneticist heading the Sabeti Lab which uses computational methods and genomics to study of humans and pathogens, an educator, musician, TED speaker and a host for Annenberg Learner’s against all odds. That’s just an annotated list of facts about Dr. Sabeti, by the way.

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From Sabeti Lab:

Dr. Sabeti is a computational geneticist with expertise developing algorithms to detect genetic signatures of adaption in humans and the microbial organisms that infect humans. Her lab’s key research areas include: (1) Developing analytical methods to detect and investigate evolution in the genomes of humans and other species (2) Examining host and viral genetic factors driving disease susceptibility to the devastating and deadly diseases in West Africa, Ebola Virus Disease and Lassa hemorrhagic fever. (3) Investigating the genomes of microbes, including Lassa virus, Ebola virus, Plasmodium falciparum malaria, Vibrio cholera, and Mycobacterioum tuberculosis to help in the development of intervention strategies. (4) Determining the microbial cause of undiagnosed acute febrile illness.

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